No. 1 Armstrong Claims Pair of 9-0 Victories Over Saints in Tennis
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The University of North Georgia men's and women's tennis teams traveled to Savannah, Ga. Saturday afternoon to take on their toughest opponent of the season, top-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University. The Pirates are ranked No. 1 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association for both men and women and proved how good they are with a pair of 9-0 wins Saturday afternoon.
Felipe Friedrich and Matheus Guida did come close to pulling off the upset at No. 1 doubles for the 30th-ranked men (3-3) as they battled Georgi Rumenov and Daniel Regan, the top-ranked doubles tandem in the nation, to an 8-6 decision. That would unfortunately be the closest battle on the court as the Pirates (5-0) took the singles matches in straight sets.
On the women's side, Armstrong (7-0) took doubles 8-1, 8-1 and 8-2 before claiming singles in straight sets as well in a dominating win.
Both of North Georgia's squads will next travel to Flagler College, ranked 33rd on the men's side and 41st in women's tennis. The battle of the Saints will take place in St. Augustine, Fla. on Sunday, Mar. 3 starting at 11:00 a.m.
#30 Men's Tennis vs. #1 Armstrong Atlantic (L, 0-9) – Saturday, Mar. 2
1D – #1 Rumenov/Regan (AASU) def. Friedrich/Guida (UNG) 8-6
2D – #9 Lalic/Scocuglia (AASU) def. Santos/Gantt (UNG) 8-2
3D – Matus Mydla/Kononov (AASU) def. Mario Mesquita/Farinas (UNG) 8-1
1S – #1 Georgi Rumenov (AASU) def. Felipe Friedrich (UNG) 6-1, 6-0
2S – #14 Daniel Regan (AASU) Matheus Guida (UNG) 6-2, 6-2
3S – #18 Sven Lalic (AASU) def. Giovani Santos (UNG) 6-3, 6-3
4S – Pedro Scocuglia (AASU) def. Anthony Veryard (UNG) 6-3, 6-2
5S – Pablo Gor (AASU) def. Sam Gantt (UNG) 6-0, 6-0
6S – Jaan Kononov (AASU) def. Ernesto Farinas (UNG) 6-3, 6-3
Women's Tennis vs. #1 Armstrong Atlantic (L, 0-9) – Saturday, Mar. 2
1D – #1 Krtickova/Filipovski (AASU) def. Escobar/Baartvedt (UNG) 8-1
2D – Perez/Vukovic (AASU) def. Williams/Hazelman (UNG) 8-1
3D – Kalodzitsa/Gardefjord (AASU) def. Audrey Marlette/Nela Handac (UNG) 8-2
1S – #2 Barbora Kritckova (AASU) def. Cameron Williams (UNG) 6-1, 6-0
2S – #8 Aleksandra Filipovski (AASU) def. Mathilda Baartvedt (UNG) 6-1, 6-0
3S – #33 Clara Perez (AASU) def. Natalia Escobar (UNG ) 6-1, 6-0
4S – #13 Olga Kalodzitsa (AASU) def. Adalyn Hazelman (UNG) 6-1, 6-1
5S – Jessica Gardefjord (AASU) def. Jordan Poole (UNG) 6-0, 6-1
6S – Natasa Vukovic (AASU) def. Nela Handac (UNG) 6-0, 6-2